DIY Tanker Desk refinished top
This desk was so disgusting... the rubber top was so damaged (full of deep cuts, grease & grime, gum...). Here's what I did to refinish the top:
1) I peeled the old rubber off
2) Coated the bare metal with Rustoleum primer (2 coats, just to be safe)
3) 2 coats of light turquoise latex paint
4) After it dried, I poured a bartop epoxy over the whole thing!
I now have a usable, shiny new desk top - in the color of my choice! :)
Vintage Tanker Desk Steelcase Mid-Century. Mine is a sage green with swirled green/white Formica top. Has a few dings and scratches, but I REFUSE to get rid of it! Thinking of repainting it...before it goes in the new house!
A year or so ago I became very interested in restoring old vintage items, like tools and furniture, and incorporating salvaged items into some of my custom woodworking projects. The latest project I completed was an All Steel Equipment tanker desk that I purchased at an online auction back in February.